VMware vCenter Server Appliance Bash Remote Code Execution (VMSA-2014-0010) (Shellshock)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 78508
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization appliance installed that is affected by a command injection vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware vCenter Server Appliance installed on the remote host is 5.0 prior to Update 3b, 5.1 prior to Update 2b, or 5.5 prior to Update 2a. It therefore contains a version of bash that is affected by a command injection vulnerability via environment variable manipulation. Depending on the configuration of the system, an attacker could remotely execute arbitrary code.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 3b / 5.1 Update 2b / 5.5 Update 2a or later.